Thursday, January 24, 2013

Eat while you watch the film (again)

Into the EpiCentre movie theater and Mez spot uptown will go Studio Movie Grill, a national chain of which this will be the 12th U.S. location. (They're in Arizona, Illinois, Texas and Georgia.)

SMG EpiCentre will show first-run movies and a menu ranging from crab cakes and sundried-tomato-and-arugula pizza to steak sandwiches and coconut chicken tenders. Full bar, too, plus what the company calls "SMG With A Twist:: documentaries, one-night-only concert films, sports and $1 classic movies, plus themed monthly film series. Target opening is Feb. 26, and hours will be 3 p.m. to midnight weekdays, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Here's how seating works: You choose your seat when you buy your ticket -- which lets you loll at the bar and sit down when you like. You order your meal after sitting down, by pressing a call button that will summon a server to your seat.